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Saturday, 07 October 2017 | PNS

Workshop on Election App held in Himachal

Shimla: A workshop to impart training on RONET, an integrated app of several election related applications clubbed in one application during HP Vidhan Sabha Elections-2017 was organised at HIPA on Friday to Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police,  SDMs and NIC Programmers. Dr Kushal Pathak, Director, Election Commission of India briefed the participants on the use of application during the election. He said RONET will be used to monitor various activities of the assembly elections as it contains various modules for permission requests, EVM and VVPAT, polling staff, pre-poll arrangements, poll day and law and order situation. D.K.Rattan, Additional Chief Electoral Officer, Himachal Pradesh was also present on the occasion.

10.59 l metric tonnes paddy arrives in Haryana mandis

Chandigarh:  In Haryana, more than 10.59 lakh metric tonnes of paddy has arrived so far in the grain markets (mandis) of the State during the ongoing procurement season. Out of the total arrival, Government procuring agencies have procured over 10.43 lakh metric tonnes whereas 16,042 metric tonnes paddy is purchased by millers and dealers, said a spokesman of the Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department.

 Volvo Cars opens dealership in ludhiana

ludhiana: Volvo Cars has opened a new dealership, Krishna Auto Sales, in ludhiana, its second dealership in Punjab. Inaugurating the dealership in the city, Charles Frump, Managing Director, Volvo Auto India said, “ludhiana is one of the major industrial hubs of northern India and thus, an important market for us. We, at Volvo Cars, are planning to expand the brand’s presence and attract new customers in Punjab. Setting up our base in the city will propel us to make in-roads into the luxury segment regionally and nationally. Our association with Krishna Auto Sales will help us cater to our customers with Scandinavian design, intuitive technology, personalized Customer service and World-Class safety.”

Parkash Utsav of Guru Ramdas: Capt greets people

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday extended warm greetings to the people, especially Sikhs, across the world on the auspicious occasion of the 484th parkash utsav of the fourth Sikh master, Guru Ramdas. In his message, Capt Amarinder said that Guru Ramdas’ life and philosophy would always be a beacon guiding people towards righteousness, selfless service, humility and compassion while describing him as a paragon of love, devotion and service. Chief Minister exhorted the people to celebrate the auspicious day in a spirit of brotherhood and amity.

EC invites applications for national media awards

Chandigarh: Election Commission of India has decided to give National Media Award for the best campaign on voter’s education and awareness carried out by the media houses in the state during year 2017. Spokesperson said that the award would be given under four categories — print, electronic (television), electronic (radio) and online (internet) or social media. All relevant media houses of the state can send their nomination through the state Chief Electoral Officer or directly to the Election Commission of India with the proof of their contribution to make voters aware by October 30, 2017.

Jaspal Singh appointed 6th pay panel member secy

Chandigarh: Punjab Government on Friday appointed IAS officer Jaspal Singh as new member secretary of the sixth Punjab Pay Commission, in addition to his present assignment, in place of Anurag Agarwal. Spokesperson said that the Department of Personnel (Personnel Policies-III Branch) has issued a notification to this effect.

One held for shooting accountant, looting Rs  2.5 l

Chandigarh: Haryana Police has arrested Kansal-resident Satpal for shooting an accountant of a private firm, and looted Rs  2.5 lakh from him in Panchkula on August 11. Spokesperson said that the accused is a resident of Kansal in Mohali district who had committed the crime along with his associate Sukhjit Singh, an Amritsar-resident. During interrogation, Satpal said that Sukhjit used to keep an eye on such persons who withdrew heavy cash from banks, and the moment they emerged out of the bank, Sukhjit would inform Satpal and they jointly follow them and snatch the cash at secluded places.

Punjab VB nabs ASI taking bribe

Chandigarh: Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Friday nabbed ASI Tarsem Chand red handed while accepting bribe of Rs  10,000. Spokesperson said that ASI, posted at Police Post Ajit Singh Nagar, Police Station Sangrur City, was nabbed red-handed on the complaint of Sangrur-resident Ram Parkash Singh who had alleged that the ASI had already taken Rs  15,000 in two instalments to help him in a police case for getting a compromise and was demanding Rs  10,000 more in the case. Case under Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered against him at VB police station Patiala and further investigation was under progress.

Karnal to have a glimpse of Rajasthani architect

Chandigarh: Glimpses of the world renowned architecture of Rajasthan will now be visible in Karnal. Some parts of the smart city will soon be adorned with Dholpur stone wall decorations. Municipal Commissioner Dr Priyanka Soni said that some places on the main roads in Karnal did not offer a pleasing sight. Since these could not be renovated, the walls there would be plastered with panels of carved stones in Mughal carpet style by skilled craftsmen. An estimated amount of Rs 15 lakh would be spent on this work. later, similar works would be carried out at other such places in the city, Dr Soni added.

conference on complex engg systems to be held

SAS Nagar: Centre’s Department of Space’s Semi-Conductor laboratory (SCl) at Mohali, in association with Indian Society of Systems for Science and Engineering (ISSE), Chandigarh Chapter, is organising the third National Conference (INAC-03) on October 12 and 13 at Indian School of Business, Mohali on the theme of ‘Complex Engineering Systems of National Importance: Current Trends and Future Perspectives’. The topics ranging in the field of Space Systems, Defence Systems, Advanced Avionics Systems, Electronics and Computer Systems, Digital India, Energy and Environmental Systems and Advanced Materials will be covered.

Mayor distributes sweets, mehandi to women staff 

Chandigarh: Asha Jaswal, Mayor of Chandigarh along with Sunita Dhawan, Chairperson and members of Arts, Culture & Sports Committee, MC distributed sweets and mehandi to women employees of Municipal Corporation at pre Karvachauth function organised in the MC building. The women employees, area councillor Ravi Kant Sharma sung songs with the Mayor. Wishing the women employees, the Mayor said that hope this day strengthens the bond of love between you and your husband for whom the festival is celebrated for their safety and longevity, may the almighty bless you with a happy and long married life. 

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